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Friday, April 8, 2011

F/T - Digital Archive Librarian - The Granger Collection

Digital Archive Librarian – Photo Library

The Granger Collection (, a historical picture library in Manhattan, is seeking a Digital Archive Librarian to manage its database and web-services department. Candidates will ideally have a background in Library Science and experience with large image collections and image-based digital asset-management systems.  Ease with new technology, avid attention to detail, and experience as a team leader are required. 
Responsibilities include:

n  Overseeing all metadata and controlled vocabulary of digital image collection.
n  Developing and maintaining keyword library and hierarchical thesaurus.
n  Developing and reinforcing metadata standards, policies, and procedures.
n  Reviewing image records for accuracy and consistency among metadata, captions, and keywords in accordance to house rules and industry standards.
n  Reviewing of website search log to improve and enhance keyword library, image access, and retrieval.
n  Performing bulk import of keywords from reps.
n  Leading a team that chooses and creates online galleries of highlights from the collection.
n  Overseeing a metadata team that includes part time employees and an intern.
n  Providing clients with search and reference assistance.
n  Collaborating with Managing Director on new digital projects, initiatives, and technology.


n  MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate program.
n  Knowledge of visual resources cataloging and indexing, various metadata standards, controlled vocabularies, and authority files.
n  Familiarity with digital imaging best practices.
n  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop.
n  Knowledge of history highly desired.


n  Full-time employment
n  Salary commensurate with experience
n  Health benefits
n  Collegial working environment
n  Start Date: June 1, 2011

To apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) by attachment (.doc or .pdf) to with ‘Digital Archive Librarian’ in the subject line.  Because of the volume of responses, we are unable to take any telephone inquiries and will be contacting only qualified candidates.